It's a week or so before school gets out for the summer. I get home from work, take Penelope for a walk, like I normally do, and then it's time to get a quick 30 min workout in before I need to start dinner.
I realize after my workout, that I don't have anything to make a complete meal for dinner. So I figure I'll hop in the car, run into the store, grab a few things, run home, get cleaned up, and fix dinner. I guess I should have thought twice about that plan.
I hop in the car, and realize that not only do I not have a complete meal for Chase, but I also have no dog food. I now have to stop at 2 stores. No problem. I run into the pet store and grab Penelope's food, and off to the grocery store. Chase and I head into the grocery store, and I start grabbing the few things I need for dinner.
As I'm walking through the store, I casually mention that I can't wait to get home and get cleaned up. Chase decides this is the opportune moment he'd been waiting for to hit me with the stone cold facts. He brings his hand to his mouth, as if to mask it from any nearby lip readers, and very carefully proceeds to say to me, "No offense Mom...but you look like a HOT MESS." He wants to ensure that the blow was not too harsh, and that I took proper note of his disclaimer, so he follows it up with another, "No offense." There was nothing I could say but, "I agree." Gotta love the honesty!